Since the moment Peyton Manning walked off the field with a Super Bowl 50 title, the Broncos’ quarterback situation has been nothing if not unsettled.
And the presence of a solid if uninspiring veteran such as Mark Sanchez and a first-round pick in Paxton Lynch has caused many to make assumptions about the future of the position.
But the Broncos continue to make it clear — this time via their own website — that Trevor Siemian is very much part of the mix.
“Those whose opinions truly matter — the coaches — aren’t dismissing Siemian, so that’s the key thing,” Andrew Mason wrote on the team’s official website.
While a team’s house organ can often put out word that the team may not officially sanction, very little gets on one of them without being cleared by the people whose job it is to polish the league’s shiny shield. They’re also effective tools for pushing agendas the team wants to promote.
The Broncos have been careful to include Siemian in any discussion of the position all offseason, which could say as much about Sanchez and Lynch as Siemian himself. But the 2015 seventh-rounder from Northwestern has clearly done something to grab the attention of the coaches, and everyone keeps saying he has a legitimate chance at a job there.
Obviously with what they invested in Lynch, they don’t want that to be the starting job for the long term. But they continue to push the notion that Siemian’s a factor, so it’s worth watching his preseason to see if he’s able to carve out a niche for himself.